Other Spirits

Bottle Market 2021 – Whisky and Spirits Fair in Bremen (Event)

Bottle Market 2021 in Bremen ("Taste the Spirit" Whisky Fair Festival Event Tasting BarleyMania)

Located at Hall 7 of Messe Bremen, Bottle Market is one of Northern Germany’s biggest whisky and spirits fairs. And at least in my humble opinion it is also one of the absolute best! The three-day event is centrally located in direct vicinity of Bremen’s main train station. (more…)

Mark the date: Bottle Market 2021 to take place in Bremen from 19 to 21 November 2021 (News)

Bottle Market 2021 in Bremen (North Germany Whisky and Spirits Fair)

Get your pens ready and mark the date, drammers: Bottle Market is back! After last year’s break due to the Corona pandemic, the three-day whisky and spirits festival will take place again this year! The date is 19 to 21 November 2021 and the location is Hall 7 at Messe Bremen. (more…)

Carlos I Brandy 130 Aniversario (Review)

Carlos I 130 Aniversario (Brandy de Jerez Sherry Cask Premium Luxury Tasting Notes BarleyMania Grupo Osborne)

In mid-March, I took part in a fantastic Carlos I online tasting run by my good friend Michael Lutz. I enjoyed the event so much that I decided to buy a new bottle of Carlos I afterwards. At first I aimed for the PX or the Amontillado. But then I thought to myself: Why not up the ante (more…)

1x Brandy by Whic & 1x Bourbon by North Star (Review Flight)

1x Brandy by Whic & 1x Bourbon by North Star (Single Malt Spirit Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

In their capacity as indie bottlers, Whic.de are known and respected for their high-quality whisky releases. Recently, they have strayed from that path a bit and for the first time launched another kind of spirit under their name: a Late Bottled Brandy from Thompson Bros. (more…)

Dolleruper Destille in Northern Germany (Visit)

Dollerupe Destille in Northern Germany (Single Malt Whisky Rum Gin Spirit Distillery Visit Travel BarleyMania)

First of all, a disclaimer: I am not going zig-zag across the country these days to see whisky distilleries. I am staying the heck home, of course. While doing so, however, I remembered that I had started this piece on my visit to Dolleruper Destille almost one year ago. (more…)

Carlos I Brandy: “Matured in the best of the best sherry casks” (Interview)

Carlos I Brandy de Jerez (Osborne Sherry Weinbrand Herr Lutz Brand Ambassador Interview)

In the week before Christmas, I met my pal Michael “Jerry” Lutz, whom some of you might know under his alias Herr Lutz, for a chat over a couple of drams. A few weeks before, he had taken a new job at Grupo Osborne. During our conversation, he told me that he will (more…)

1x Single Malt Whisky and 1x Gin by Myken Distillery (Review Flight)

Whisky and Gin by Myken Distillery from Norway (Peated Sherry Single Malt Arctic Spirit Scandinavia Tasting Notes)

Located at 66°45’39N and 12°28’39E, Myken Destilleri is currently the northernmost whisky production site in the world. Luckily, I do not have to travel past the northern polar cycle to try their well-crafted products. Here in Germany, Myken Destilleri is represented and distributed (more…)